Today, Google Doodle is celebrating the 65th birth anniversary of late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng with an image of her performing in front of a full moon. Teng died suddenly 23 years ago of an asthma attack while holidaying in Chiang Mai, Thailand, aged 42. The pop singer was regarded as one of the "Five Great Asian Divas" and her music was popular in the 1970s and '80s.
Teresa Teng was well-known throughout East Asia during her career of roughly 30 years. One of her most famous songs is “Hé Rì Jūn Zài Lái” (When Will You Return).
Her widespread popularity was also driven by her ability to sing in several languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English.
In 2002, a wax statue of Teresa Teng was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Additionally, some of her dresses, jewelery and personal items were exhibited at Yuzi’s Paradise.
On the 10th anniversary of her passing, the Teresa Teng Culture and Education Foundation launched a campaign titled “Feel Teresa Teng.” In addition to organizing an anniversary concert, her fans could also be found visiting the Chin Shin Pao shrine to pay homage to her.
The singer was also extremely popular in Japan, having lived off her royalties in the country after semi-retiring in the late ’80s. She entered the Japanese market in 1974, two years after Japan severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan.